John Connolly is Co-Founder and Managing Director of C4DI (The Centre for Digital Innovation), a privately funded and managed technology incubator based in Hull. C4DI helps tech companies grow and traditional businesses innovate. John has extensive experience of setting up technology businesses and taking them from concept through to profitability. Over the last few years he has built businesses specialising in a range of technologies including desktop software, mobile apps, gaming, SaaS products and Interactive video. He also sits on the boards of a number of tech start-ups and charities. He studied Electronic Engineering at Dundee University and has a degree in Computing Science from Newcastle University.